I've met a girl the other day who coincidently is the stepmother of one of the girls my stepdaughter does to volleyball with. I told that hubby and I were unsuccessfully ttc for a while - she asked whether we have any kids.
Turns out she is doing ivf through genea also but is looking to transfer to ivf Australia as her husband may not be able to father a child (5% chance she said) as it turned out after no eggs were making it. I didn't ask much more detail as I felt bad. I only just met the woman.
Anyway her FS said sperm donation is the best option by genea doesn't do it through a sperm bank at least.
Her husband has 3 children (all girls) which is strange but I don't know the details.
Now they don't have the money to do ivf after ivf and fail so she said she was keen to do the donation but her husband refuses as it's not his child.
I feel terrible for the poor woman as she has no kids and likely won't have any whereas she has to care for his husbands kids quite often. Not fair that he deserves children but refuses her the chance of having one or two of her own. I found this totally selfish personally.
I mentioned this to hubby and he agrees with the bloke. I am shocked and hope he is all good when we get the final tests but I am now freaking out that if he is not then this is it.
I am wondering out of curiosity what your thoughts are about sperm donation and whether you have done it? How did you feel and was your husband ok with it? Just something I am pondering about...